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very involved. cornell bernard is live from the santa rosa temple tonight with the story. it sounds like they were remarkable people, cornell. >> yes, indeed, dan. the buddhist community in santa rosa is in mourning. at this temple they are grieving the loss of two beloved members. dozens of mourners are gathering at the buddhist temple where the 76-year-old and his 74 creerld creerld ---year-old wife worshiped daily. they were more than parishioners here. they founded the temple 11 years ago and their loss is unimaginable. >> i feel like his work is not done here. there is much more. he needs to be with us to help us. >> the couple was killed in a fiery crash near davis when a big rig lost control on interstate 80 and crashed through the center guardrail hitting the bmw. the chp says the big rig driver claims he choked on some food and passed out at the wheel. a small flower and card was left at the couple's home in petaluma. neighbors say they were kind and loving. >> they loved their church. they looked after the homeless. very lovely people. >> pang and his wife came to californ
might affect the morning commute. cornell bernard is live where toll takers have just a few more minutes left. >> that's right. since it opened in 1937, the golden gate bridge has never been without toll takers until now. at midnight that all changes. all electronic following arrives and tonight the toll takers are saying their goodbyes. drivers are handing over tolls for the last time to toll takers who are leaving his toll booth for good. the flowers are gifts from drivers. >> are you sad to go? >> i like my job a lot. it is a lot of fun. i am sad to go, yes. >> all of the electronic following for the golden gate bridge means there is no longer a need for san francisco's unofficial ambassadors like jackie dean. >> we are not object obsolete. >> jackie is leaving a long career and a lot of friends behind. >> we are family whether we get along or not. we have all been through it together. >> eliminating 28 toll takers will save the bridge district about $16 million over eight years. >> the savings of doing this automatically and electronically it is unavoidable. >> there are now four way
that some wonder might affect the morning commute. cornell bernard is live where toll takers have just a few more minutes left. >> that's right. since it opened in 1937, the golden gate bridge has never been without toll takers until now. at midnight that all changes. all electronic following arrives and tonight the toll takers are saying their goodbyes. drivers are handing over tolls for the last time to toll takers who are leaving his toll booth for good. the flowers are gifts from drivers. >> are you sad to go? >> i like my job a lot. it is a lot of fun. i am sad to go, yes. >> all of the electronic following for the golden gate bridge means there is no longer a need for san francisco's unofficial ambassadors like jackie dean. >> we are not object obsolete. >> jackie is leaving a long career and a lot of friends behind. >> we are family whether we get along or not. we have all been through it together. >> eliminating 28 toll takers will save the bridge district about $16 million over eight years. >> the savings of doing this automatically and electronically it is unavoidable. >> there are
of the girl's leg. you can see the arrow went all the way through. cornell bernard spent time with the young victim and joins us live from berkeley with the story. >> reporter: police continue to search neighborhoods above the lawrence halve science for clues into who ever shot an eight-year-old girl with a crossbow arrow. tonight the young victim is talking and telling a very scary story. >> i was just planning on going on the trip. >> reporter: shooy is home from the hospital and -- >> she is home from the hospital and showing off the band she got after the doctors removed a very large 20-inch arrow from her leg. >> i didn't know where it came from. so it was really strange to have an arrow in my leg. >> how bad did it hurt? >> it hurt really bad. >> nadine was on a class field trip on tuesday in the berkeley hills she was playing on this whale replica when uc berkeley police say she was shot by a crossbow. >> i don't know if they were aiming for me or the whale. >> police don't know either. a search of the area found similar arrows in the surrounding hills, but authorities don't know if t
reporter cornell bernard is on the way. the alternate for this would be to go through sausalito or take the richmond and san rafael bridge to get around it until we get a reporter on the scene. two sig-alerts, not a go way to start friday morning. hopefully the weather is calmer. mike? >> it is calm we than yesterday but the wins return in the afternoon. right now the fastest wins is the ridge top and in the central valley. you can see the dry air is brought in. you will feel a dryness to it and live doppler 7 hd showing how dry it was with the lack of radar runs. we will talk about what will happen today, it will be breezy and the fastest wind at the coast with temperatures at 64 to 70 with sunshine. 55 to 60 at the coast. inland it will be mid-60's to 71 degrees. eric? >> breaking news, three marines shot at the base in quantico, virginia, katie? ought shooting is under investigation but right new we have a much better understanding of the timeline after a news conference early this morning. the shooting hand at marine corps base quantico in virginia. the first sign of trouble was 9-1
news reporter cornell bernard is on the scene. >> dangerous situation with rocks falling off this rocky hillside next to southbound 101. caltran has determined the two right lanes on southbound 101 will remain closed for the next hour. in fact, they could be closing all lanes here to remove a lot of the boulders that have fallen from the hillside to southbound 101. look at this video, a lot of the boulders fell on to the freeway as we said, and at least five cars ran right into them and that caused extensive damage to one of the cars, with flat tires to all of the other cars. we have been told that no one was hurt. you have to believe that a lost motorists shaken up by that. take a listen. >> this is substantial. i just lightly hit one and i have a flat tire. and another car had a whole front end taken off. >> the c.h.p. has been talking about closing all the lanes so they can remove some of the boulders that at least the large part are in front of the front loader here, and so far are that has not happened. two left lanes southbound 101. open. we had a scary situation happen to us in t
bay buddhist community where they were very involved. cornell bernard is live from the santa rosa temple tonight with the story. it sounds like they were remarkable people, cornell. >> yes, indeed, dan. the buddhist community in santa rosa is in mourning. at this temple they are grieving the loss of two beloved members. dozens of mourners are gathering at the buddhist temple where the 76-year-old and his 74 creerld creerld ---year-old wife worshiped daily. they were more than parishioners here. they founded the temple 11 years ago and their loss is unimaginable. >> i feel like his work is not done here. there is much more. he needs to be with us to help us. >> the couple was killed in a fiery crash near davis when a big rig lost control on interstate 80 and crashed through the center guardrail hitting the bmw. the chp says the big rig driver claims he choked on some food and passed out at the wheel. a small flower and card was left at the couple's home in petaluma. neighbors say they were kind and loving. >> they loved their church. they looked after the homeless. very lovely peop
obviously that some wonder might affect the morning commute. cornell bernard is live where toll takers have just a few more minutes left. >> that's right. since it opened in 1937, the golden gate bridge has never been without toll takers until now. at midnight that all changes. all electronic following arrives and tonight the toll takers are saying their goodbyes. drivers are handing over tolls for the last time to toll takers who are leaving his toll booth for good. the flowers are gifts from drivers. >> are you sad to go? >> i like my job a lot. it is a lot of fun. i am sad to go, yes. >> all of the electronic following for the golden gate bridge means there is no longer a need for san francisco's unofficial ambassadors like jackie dean. >> we are not object obsolete. >> jackie is leaving a long career and a lot of friends behind. >> we are family whether we get along or not. we have all been through it together. >> eliminating 28 toll takers will save the bridge district about $16 million over eight years. >> the savings of doing this automatically and electronically it is unavoidable. >
girl. live in the berkeley hills, cornell bernard, abc news. >> she is. thanks, cornell. >>> one day after the same sex ban on marriage, carolyn tyler was there. >> what was going through your mind as you sat in the courtroom today? >> i felt very serious. >> 83-year-old edie windsor is the face behind the lawsuit, the challenge to the defensive marriage act. doma denies benefits from legally married couples. >> are you saying, there are two kinds of marriages, the full marriage and then the skim milk marriage. >> the court is expected to meet to take a first vote. if they don't decide to rehear the case, they will begin crafting a decision, but we are not likely to hear the decision until late june. we have posted the audio from today's hearing at abc7news.com. you will find it under see it on tv. >>> and there are major safety concerns about the bay bridge construction project. defects were discovered and large bolts and rods designed to hold the bridge together during an earthquake. 30 giant metal bolts snapped when the workers tightened the fittings. the bolt systems are beneath
today. >> cornell bernard is live at the scene with the latest. cornell? >> this is a very tense situation here in the last couple of minutes. next, we can see that the crew of this boat is now appearing to come off of the back of the vessel. this has been a stand off which has been going on for at least four hours, now, this boat is essentially surrounded on land and in the water by the coast guard and pacifica police. they have been ordered, the crew of the boat, has been ordered to come off of the ship and it appears that is what is happening right now. the luxury yacht remains stuck in the surf here off the beach and it became grounded some time before sunrise. sausalito police confirms this boat was stolen some time overnight. here is what happened a few minutes ago. (inaudible). >> a short time ago the pacifica police used a bullhorn ordering the crew the 82' vessel to come up on deck. the crew of two men and a woman complied. for hours the crew waved off any help from the coast guard and from police even when a helicopter drop add diver near the boat and delivered a radio
before speeding away. after that, bullets were flying. cornell bernard is live with the breakdown of what happened. cornell? >> that happened right here where police say a shooting came to a deadly end this weekend after a suspect tried to ram a hayward police car. it happened sunday after police fired eight shots into a honda after the driver tried ramming the patrol car with a civilian inside for a ride along. a passenger in the
with cornell bernard joining us live with a look at how it is going there now. cornell? >> good morning, we have seen serious weather here in the north bay and right now i have to say that wind appears to be the big story. we are live in novato where the power has gone out to some businesses here at hamilton marketplace, namely, two or three restaurants at the very end of the strip mall. the storm has also caused problems in the santa rosa area where crews are dealing with the downed tree. that downed tree blocking california story and gates road, with high winds not only taking down the street but cables phone lines and power lines came down with it, and it happened at at 1:15 this morning. fire crews are on the scene trying to politic it and move the tree out of roadway. it is not known how many could be without power. check this out, the drive across the golden gate bridge was very dicey, and treacherous this morning, this video was shot a short time ago when heavy storm cell was moving across the span with winds gusting over the spokesman, as well, and this was our drive through petalum
officers killed in the line of cute. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us from the boardwalk where the procession will start in three hours. >> preparations are underway to say goodbye to two local heroes. it begins here at the santa cruz beach boardwalk where a police motorcade process will begin at 8:45 to the public memorial in san jose. can you see members of sheriff department is gathering, the motorcade will be two miles along, a tribute to the two officers killed in the line of duty by an armed suspect. the flag-draped caskets were part of a public viewing with hundreds of mounters came to pay respects to the officers who protected their community for many years. >> first time here that our local officers were gunned down the it is a terrible thing. >> i am paying my respects. it is a good thing people are coming down here and supporting the local police officers. >> public viewing sites will watch the memorial here at santa cruz. kaiser permanente arena opens at 10:00 a.m. and they will show the service live. the delmar theater opens at 11 a.m. with parking at depot park fr
bernard is live at the boardwalk. cornell? >> preparations are underway to say goodbye to local heroes in santa cruz. it begins here at the obvious beach boardwalk where a police motorcade procession will begin at 8:45 for the public memorial in san jose. as you can see the sheriff deputies are gathering here and the motorcade is expected to be more than a mile long. a tribute to detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and elizabeth butler killed in the line of duty on february 26 by an armed suspect. the officers' flagged drape cassettes were part of a public viewing with hundreds of mourners coming to pay their respects and the officers who protected and served their community for years. >> our first time the local officers have been killed. it is tell. >> i am here to pay respects and it is good thing that people will come down here and support the local police officers. >> public viewing sites are here to view the memorial. kaiser permanente will open at 10:00 a.m. showing the service rise and parking at depot park will be freed. santa cruz fire departments will be staging their hoo
in the department were killed by a man they investigated. cornell bernard is live in the santa cruz police station with the latest. cornell? >> the officers will be back on the job later this morning after several days of mourning the loss of their fellow officers. a memorial has grown by leaps and bounds with flowers and notes in honor of connective sergeant bump baker and elizabeth butler murdered on tuesday by jeremy goulet. we are learning chilling details about his past. besides misdemeanor convictions he faced two rape charges in the army in 2006 which could have put him away if life. we spoke with a defense attorney who represented him. the first alleged rape happened days after he arrived at the airfield in monday lou although and the second a few months later. >> there were identification issues in the first case and the second case there remain credibility issues, the young woman was, extremely drunk. >> despite the seriousness of both cases goulet plea bargained a less than honorable discharge and more details about what led up to the shooting, the detectives specific to him through a s
park free at depot park abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is joining us. >> they are doing all they can to let people watch the memorial. if you cannot make it to san jose you can pay your respects including at kaiser permanente where you can watch the memorial service live and folks are showing up to do that. hours ago, hundreds of police officers let a somber motorcade procession with 200 cars made its way out of santa cruz this morning en route do a public memorial in san jose. five minutes into the trip, this is what the officers saw: hundreds of people lining an overpass to honor two fallen police officers. >> it is very movely and it makes me realize the officers put their lives on the line every day for our community. >> firefighter flew the american flag from their hook-and-ladder truck and stood at attention as the motorcade drove by. another made a sign with batch numbers of the two police officers killed in the line of cute a week and a half ago. >> this is the time when real character shines. it isn't when everyone is good. that is fun. it is in the troubled times t
reporter cornell bernard is joining us. >> they are doing all they can to let people watch the memorial. if you cannot make it to san jose you can pay your respects including at kaiser permanente where you can watch the memorial service live and folks are showing up to do that. hours ago, hundreds of police officers let a somber motorcade procession with 200 cars made its way out of santa cruz this morning en route do a public memorial in san jose. five minutes into the trip, this is what the officers saw: hundreds of people lining an overpass to honor two fallen police officers. >> it is very movely and it makes me realize the officers put their lives on the line every day for our community. >> firefighter flew the american flag from their hook-and-ladder truck and stood at attention as the motorcade drove by. another made a sign with batch numbers of the two police officers killed in the line of cute a week and a half ago. >> this is the time when real character shines. it isn't when everyone is good. that is fun. it is in the troubled times that our true character shows up. i believe
that was closed down to a popular surfing spot. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us. the sheriff showed up? >> surfers expected some kind of confrontation with the sheriff deputies when they showed up today when they entered this beach road, the surfers, over this now controversial closed gate. you may be surprised what happened next. >> proof of protesting surfers quietly climbed over a closed gate which said "private property, no trespassing" and led by an 85-year-old former congressman who demands this road to the beach be on to the public. >> it is illegal to sell. you cannot put a gate to a public access to a beach in california. the people of california have the right to go down this easement since god knows when. in 47 i went down. this act is days after a lawsuit was filed by surfers again the owners of the brought who bought the beach in 2008 and put up a gate and hired security guards. we did not see any guards. surfers say the road is the only way to access the beach. >> this is the only possible access. both ends are blocked by big rock head lands and it is addition. >> san
the city. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, picks up the story. >> it is hard to believe the most affluent neighborhood was a crime scene until a few minutes ago at jackson and spruce after police say a carjacking suspect tried to ram them. the stolen san francisco taxi is towed away. this man, now in custody, climbed on the roof of the cab and starting jumping up-and-down, breaking the windshield and terrifying the cab driver. >> the driver, i was toll, -- told, he was terrified and fled. the suspect entered the cab and drove away but there was a g.p.s. device inside and police tracked the carjacking suspect to presidio heights when officers tried to stop the cabbie blocking the street with their patrol cars. >> that is when the driver literally drove at the officer. the officer just reacted by trying to get out of the way of the car. he defended himself. >> multiple rounds were fired into the taxi but the suspect was not hit. police say he kept driving. the g.p.s. led the police to bay street where the suspect was found and arrested. neighbors in quiet upscale presidio heights c
night. cornell bernard is in east san jose with an interview with the man's family. >> we are learning more of the officer-involved shooting which happened not far from here. the suspect is dead and the family is telling us they are outraged and demand answers from police. >> a white honda civic is towed away from the crime scene. the san jose police say it was stolen during a monday night chase. the driver used the car as a weapon, ramming undercover police cars, parked cars and trying to run down a police officer. >> the officer gave him commands to stop. the suspect continues to drive and accelerate. that is when the officer fired a shot toward the suspect the. >> the suspect was shot once in the head and killed. neighbors ran for cover. >> i heard the gunshots and ducked in the car. i didn't want do get shot. >> police are not revealing the name of the suspect but the family tells abc7 news it is 26 -year-old. police served a search warrant on the hoes where he lived with his mother. >> police say he tried to run an officer down last night. >> it is okay to shoot him in the middle
of activistses in berkeley hope to have their concerns answered. we have abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard there. there is a rude awakening for people knowing that 100 buildings in berkeley may not withstand a major earthquake. the group of (&z) wanting tenants that the homes they live in may not
multimillion dollar contract those parking tickets. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is live at city hall. >> it is spelled out in an ought nature accuses council members of using their power to influence construction contracts for the city. well will hear from one of the council members in a moment. the 40-page audit accuses oakland city council member larry reid and brooks of interviewing with major construction projects of two teen centers and construction at the oakland army base by trying to award a bid to turner construction. the audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and
dollar contract those parking tickets. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is live at city hall. >> it is spelled out in an ought nature accuses council members of using their power to influence construction contracts for the city. well will hear from one of the council members in a moment. the 40-page audit accuses oakland city council member larry reid and brooks of interviewing with major construction projects of two teen centers and construction at the oakland army base by trying to award a bid to turner construction. the audit says that both broke a city law that prevents elected city officials from telling city workers what to do. the contract was never awarded to turner, the case is serious. councilman reed says that it is lie and the auditor says it is about playing by the rules. >> this report strikes right at the integrity of oakland government. citizens and businesses should be able to live and transact business in a city they know plays by the rules. >> i have never threatened any city staff person regarding their job. i have been an elected official for 16 years and
of is expected in court. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us. >> unbelievable story, the preschool teacher is facing child endangerment charges and will be in court later today here in san jose. parents of kids of the preschool are absolutely stunned by the news. police say this woman, 59 -year-old would lives here has worked on-and-off at the academy in morgan for five years but 20 years in child care. authorities believe she spiked a sippy cup of the children that were one and two. she was fired on-the-spot. >> she was preparing water and the co-worker witnessed her putting something in the water, in the sippy cups. >> i was sick to my stomach. i want to throw up. i am...sad. it is disturbing. >> the owner of the academy said in a statement the safety and welfare of children is the a top priority. our staff have chosen early childhood education because of their love of working with children. we do not know how many children may have been given the pills but all are okay. police have no motive for the crime other than wanting to get kids to go to sleep. we are live in san jose thi
that breaks access to a half moon bay that is blocked off to keep the public out. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is there with that story. is it legal to block the path? >> that is the question. the fight is on. surfers on one side, property owners on the other. a lost surfers around here will tell you the waves at martin's beach, not too far from here are a perfect surf spot but it is foggy this morning. accessing the beach has been tough since it was sold to a private owner who does not want surfers around. now a fight is on to re-open access to more tin -- to martin's beep. a lawsuit has been filed against the property owner who put up a gate and hired security guards. scores of surfers and fishermen will bust through the gate and take back their beach access. >> this would be no different than someone buying the houses around golden gate park and putting up a fence. >> the suit says the owners violateed california law by cutting off access to the beach with a gate. owners of the property say the beach road access is private and the protest is scheduleed for 10:00 a.m. today. we are
in custody this morning after reportedly stealing a taxicab and ramming a police car. cornell bernard for you, with a live report coming up from san francisco. >> and clear sky over san jose this morning. the temperature trend shows headed through the weekend we will have temperatures bouncing up-and-down and dip with the rain on wednesday. look how short-lived it is, with warmer weather coming as you on >> abc7 news starts right no with breaking news. >> good morning, 6:29. we have breaking news from san francisco. a man crash add stolen taxicab into a police patrol car. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us. shots were fired? >> we can say the situation is still unfolding in presidio heights at jackson and spruce, the intersection is closed where a patrol car was rammed by a suspect driving a stolen taxicab police responded after getting reports a man was vandalizing a taxi not far from here standing on the roof of the cab. when the cab driver con con fronted the man the suspect stole the taxi. the cab was located here and the suspect rammed the patrol car. police fired shots at the
. the man was in a stolen car and tried to ram officers. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is live in east san jose. cornell? >> still very much an active scene in east san jose. police are collecting evidence. there were several vehicles involved in this incident. some were unmarked police cars. the car you want do pay close attention to on the video is a white two-door honda that police say tried to run over an officer before the officer opened fire. sky 7 was over the seen minutes after it
. the north bay has been hardest hit. cornell bernard is live to take a closer look. cornell? >> mother nature certainly getting the attention of a lot of people in the north bay. wind and rain is the big story of the morning. it has been moving in for the last several hours. it has the attention of a lot of folks in the north bay with a rain cell moved through downtown petaluma where we are this morning. up north in santa rosa it has caused some problems. crews are dealing with downed trees. high winds took down a tree that brought down cable, phone, and power lines at 1:15 this morning. fire crews are on the scene. pg&e are there trying to figure how to get the tree out of the road and power to folks who lost power. it is unknown how many are without power at this hour. if you drive cross the golden gate bridge check this out. the drive is sketchy. this video is from a short time ago, heavy storm cell coming through with both hands on the wheel and we made our way up through petaluma and we saw scattered showers. there are definite rain cells coming through. checked with c.h.p. and there hav
by a north bay buddhist community where they were very involved. cornell bernard is live from the santa rosa temple tonight with the storyit sounds like it sounds like they were remarkable people, cornell. >> yes, indeed, dan. the buddhist community in santa rosa is in mourning. at this temple they are grieving the loss of two beloved members. dozens of mourners are gathering at the buddhist temple where the 76-year-old and his 74 creerld creerld ---year-old wife worshiped daily. they were more than parishioners here. they founded the temple 11 years ago and their loss is unimaginable. >> i feel like his work is not done here. there is much more. he needs to be with us to help us. >> the couple was killed in a fiery crash near davis when a big rig lost control on interstate 80 and crashed through the center guardrail hitting the bmw. the chp says the big rig driver claims he choked on some food and passed out at the wheel. a small flower and card was left at the couple's home in petaluma. neighbors say they were kind and loving. >> they loved their church. they looked after the homeless. ver
veteran officers. cornell bernard is live with more in santa cruz. >> police officers were return to work after several days of
team coverage going with cornell bernard. that is where the procession begins this morning. >> santa cruz is preparing to say goodbye to two fallen heroes. this parking lot will be full of law enforcement from santa cruz county but many parts of california. this is where a law enforcement motorcade procession if the two fallen officers begins to san jose for the public salute to honor detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and elizabeth butler killed by an armed suspect february 26. last night many paid their respects, their flag draped caskets were at a memorial funeral home. many paying tribute to the officers who were loved and respected here in their community. >> it is a big loss for our community. i am, wherever i go i can feel the sense of sadness. we need to get our community back. >> a motorcade procession begins here at 8:45 for the beach boardwalk head north on highway 17 and travel south on highway 85 and north on highway 87 to h.p. pavilion in san jose. the fire trucks from around santa cruz county will be on every overpass from here to san jose paying respects to the fa
a lot of rock is falling on to the freeway. we've been told to move. >> cornell bernard is live during our morning news. this happened in sausalito. abc 7 news has the story. >> a rock slide crashed down on highway this is about 3:45 this morning. worst this mercedes-benz suv. the driver taken to the hospital with minor injuries. they says she came out and saw the large rock. >> they're substantial. i just nipped one. my tires are strong. but that is pretty substantial. >> so that is a sizeable chunk of rock. >> crews, a contractor and chp happened to be working on a project from the opposite side of the freeway. hills kept slipping. our crew was on the air. >> there is rock falling onto the freeway freeway. we've been told to move out of the area. >> two right lanes were closed for three hours. the two left remained open. the hillside is caltrans jurisdiction. district spokesperson says the rock slope has been stable for decades but duz z have a history of slide autos last big incident in that area and right up there is 82 and 82. there are classive slides in the area. the roadway was
two officers were killed in the line of duty. cornell bernard joins us live from the santa cruz police department. cornell? >> in the hour the santa cruz police officers are back on the job and back on the streets after several days of mourning the loss of fellow officers killed in the line of duty. a memorial has grown by leaps and bounds and people are bringing flowers and nets and candles to honor detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and elizabeth butler both veteran police officers. they murdered on tuesday by jeremy goulet. we are learning new details about his criminal past. besides misdemeanor convictions around the bay yeah for a peeping top he faced two rape charges in the army in 2006 that could have put him away if life. we spoke with the defense attorney. the first amed rape happened after a party days after his arrival in honolulu and the second a few months later. >> there were identification issues in the first case. the second case, there was credibility issues. the girl, the young woman, was extremely drunk. >> goulet is the suspect in an inappropriate touching of a
bay teen. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us live from the emotional outpouring of grief. cornell? >> classmates say 14-year-old marcus johnson was a wonderful friend at middle school in santa rosa. many cannot believe the tragic accident took his life over the weekend. marcus johnson was an 8th grader at the middle school and on sunday, friends, family, and teachers held a vigil to remember the young man the on saturday threes with one of two people in the pit area killed by an out of the control race car at the raceway park north of sacramento. the car was driven by marcus' own cousin, 17-year-old chase johnson, a senior at petaluma high school. the two were very close and shared a love of racing. >> we were in first grade and three would bring the race cars to our school for events. it was fun to see. >> i cannot thing of a worse tragedy. he and his cousin were as close as you can be. they raced the same raceways. >> racing was in marcus' blood, three was a fourth percent race car driver. the family liked to race winged sprint cars like the one seen here and a race won
the storm. cornell bernard is live in petaluma. you have seen heavy rain in the last few hours. >> absolutely. very serious weather here in the north bay. we are live right now in novato with a wet parking lot here at hamilton marketplace. we are in between rain cells but the big story this morning seems to be the wind and it is causing big problems in santa rosa where the crews have a downed tree blocking gates road and high winds took the street down but cable, phone, and power lines along with it and it happened at:15, fire crews still on the scene trying to figure out how to get the tree out and how to get power back to people. it is not known how many could be without power and 15 -- phone lines. the drive across the golden gate bridge was dicey. this video shows a heavy storm cell moving through. winds were gusting over the span, too. you have to really slow down if you are crossing the golden gate bridge this morning. this was our drive up through petaluma this morning on 101 northbound, rain hitting the windshield, and we did taught see any accidents but we called c.h.p
. >> shots were fired. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us live. you are first on the scene. what are you seeing? >> we are at jackson and spruce. the intersection is closed. the san francisco police car is on the scene. this could be a car that was rammed by a suspect driving a stolen yellow cab. police say they responded to the area after reports a man was standing on top of the roof of the cab vandalizing the taxi. when the cab driver get out to confront the suspect and asked, what are you doing, the suspect then carjacked the taxi. the taxi was elected a few minutes later here at this intersection. that is where police say the driver of the stolen cab rammed one of their patrol cars. police fired shots. the driver took off. the suspect, we are now told,s with arrested, at the intersection of octavia and bay street. we are learning more information about this. we see broken glass in the middle of the intersection at jackson and spruce. we have looked at the patrol car and it does not seem to have damage. perhaps another patrol was war also involved in this. the situation is unf
through the city. more now from cornell bernard. >>reporter: stolen san francisco taxicab is towed 8 away near forth mason. windshield completely shattere shattered. this man now in custody climbed on to the roof of the cab and started jumping windshield and terrifying the cab driver say police. >> the driver i was told was terrified. fled from the cab. suspect then entered the cab and drove away. >>reporter: but the cab had a gps did he advice inside and police tracked the carjacking suspect to presidio heights. that's when officers tried to stop the cab by block the street with their patrol cars. >> that's when the driver literally drove at the officer. officer just reacted by trying to get out of the way of the car and then defended himself. >>reporter: mull pel round fared that the taxi but the suspect was not hit. police say he kept driving but gps led them to bay street. where the suspect was found and arrested. neighbors quiet up scale presidio heights can't believe it all happened here where the sound of gunfire is very rare. >> on jackson sfret on friday morning? i thi
reporter, cornell bernard, has witness reports. we will go live with reports in 30 minutes. >> we are learning disturbing new details of a child care center if livermore suddenly shut down by state regulate lates on friday involving the universal preschool known as the sunny side infant and preschool. regulators found a number of violations including an infant sleeping in a high chair, a worker without a proper background chin, -- check, and the improper restraining of children. investigators shows photos of the baby with a blanket tied around their body and another around their ankles. >> they have always been very nice and it has been lie after lie after high when you call to get a refund and suddenly, they say they only worked part time. >> universal's director and employee are named. they are trying to ban them from working at any licensed child care center. >> this could be a massive settlement for the widow of a well-known bay area journalist killed in an accident. former oakland tribune reporter bill grand was hit by a train in 2009. he died at the hospital two weeks later.
undercover police opened fire last night. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, joins us live from the crime scene. police say this man in the stolen car tried to ram them? >> that is what they are saying. the crime scene tape is still up here as you can see. police are still investigating. the focus for them is a white, two door honda, a car that is still visible to us right now. we are showing you a live picture of it. that is the car that police say tried to run over an officer before the officer opened fire. sky 7 was over the scene minutes after it happened at:45 on monday night police say the san jose police officers were on a special task force in plain clothes and drying unmarked cars. they were on a separate case when they spotted the two-door honda that was stolen. this was a brief chase. the sheriff deputies say that the driver of the honda threw it in reverse and headed toward an officer. the officer shot once, and hit him in the suspect. some wonders in the suspect knew he was undercover police. >> the suspect knew. they put on their lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the v
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